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base just to show -what he thought
of Lavender. '
It is rumored that waivers, have
been asked on Jim. It has not been
confirmed, but his work bears it out
tOnce this year Lavender pitched a
'good game. In his other starts he
"has shown the weakest work of any
grapeviner on the Cub payroll. Lav
ender was too heavily press-agented
last season. He beat the Giants at a
crucial time and was immediately
hailed as a Giant Killer, a la Lou
itichie. Some one asked John Mc
feraw what he thought of Lavender.
The scrappy leader of the Giants
opined that Lavender was not such
a much and that before the season
was over he would be trimmed regu
larly by the New York huskies.
McGraw got the hoarse guffaw.
But he also got the games later when
Lavendenvas pitching. The Monte
zuma man has one failing which has
stuck to him throughout his career
as a Cub. He can't go the distance.
"Usually he can.be depended on to do
good work for five or six innings.
'Then he blows far, far away. Ap
parently, he is physically unequal to
the task of going through nine in
arings. Manager Evers had'hisCubs out at
the ball park this morning and put
them through a strenuous practice in
preparation for-tomorrow's tilt with
Boston, the first of the Eastern teams
to appear in Chicago this season.
Larry Cheney and Charlie Smith,
who suffered from stomach trouble
in St. Louis, have recovered and will
be able to take their regular turns in
I All kinds of celebrations for the
white Sqx in Boston today. Hal
Chase joined the team, and the
world's flag won by the Red.. Sox in
he series with the Giants last fall
was hoisted. There were enough
features to drag a big crowd.
Callahan believes his team wilhbe
greatly strengthened by the addition
of. Chase at the first corner. Hal is
admittedly hard to handle, but- it-13
believed: he will put his heart in his
wortc with the Sox and quickly climb
to the place he should occupy. If the
Sox pitchers continue to maintain
the gait they have already set Cal
should get better than an even break
on this Eastern trip.
Both Presidents Comiskey of the
Sox and Navin of Detroit denied there
was any intention of making another
switch, by which Chase would go to
Detroit and Ty Cobb would come to
The Athletics batted hard in both
games yesterday against Washing
ton, beating George Mullin and Wal
ter Johnson. In the two games Rube
Oldring got five hit? and Strunk and
Chick Gandil four each. A home run
over the right field fence by Baker
beat Johnson in the second game.
Pitcher Boehling of Washington
twjsted his ankle in the first game
and will be out for ten days.
Peckinpaugh, Chance's new in
fielder, made three errors in the first
game against Boston, losing for the
Yanks. In the second Wood was
wild and had to be taken out after
fanning nine men in seven innings.
McConnell was driven from the box
by the Red Sox in the second. Hugh
Bedient acted as rescuer in both
games, stopping Yank rallies.
Chance played first base, but did not
ge"t a hit
The Phillies piled a single, triple
and homer into the first inning,
which, with two passes by Ragon,
gave them five runs and a safe lead
over Brooklyn. Cravath got a triple
and two singles. Magee of the Phils
and Smith of the Dodgers each
smashed homers. Sea ton gave
Brooklyn only six hits.
Pittsburgh gotta James of Boston
for seven hits in three innings, good
for six runs. Hendrix was hit hard
by the Braves after his team had. a
good lead. Miller and Wilson of the
Pirates clubbed three hits each.
Pitching a norhit-no-run game is
the ambition of every pitcher in base
ball. Few have achieved the honor
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